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BJP invites Sonia Gandhi for Gujarat debate
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 06, 2007 14:29 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader M Venkaiah Naidu has asked Sonia Gandhi [Images] to have a one-to-one debate with him over development in Gujarat under Chief Minister Narendra Modi's [Images] leadership.
He made this remark when a newsperson told him that the Congress president had described Modi's claims as exaggerated.
It is my impression that the people of Gujarat have seen through these hollow claims and are looking forward to a change," Sonia said in her speech delivered at meeting of the Congress parliamentary party on penaltimate winter session of Parliament.
"We wanted to have a discussion, but they diverted the issue. Don't we have a right to defend ourselves? As far as I am concerned, they can hang the photo of Mohammed Afzal and Sohrabuddin in their houses and garland them. Who killed over 3,000 Sikhs in Delhi alone in 1984," Naidu asked.
"Somebody had to take a moral stand. Modi has become the icon of the BJP and it is they who are following them and not Modi who is following the party," he said.